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07-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By draxz1289

Yes I have a floor pump and I went past 80 and...

Yes I have a floor pump and I went past 80 and heard three pops omg finally I'm at level :)

Thank you so much for the help and everyone
06-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Russ Roth

Thank you for all the answers, I've been using...

Thank you for all the answers, I've been using bikecalc to get gear inches which does input tire and wheel size though I didn't know how it got the results. When I did the basic math of gear inches...
06-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Replacing the wheels is a very cost effective way...

Replacing the wheels is a very cost effective way to maintain your average speed while looking just as good.
05-10-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,443
Posted By Dylansbob

Can I see your fixed mtbs?

I know I'm not the only one riding trails fixed. This is a Marin Hamilton/Nashbar fork combo I ran a couple years ago before having to harvest parts from. Thinking I might have everything to...
05-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By whatsmyname1991

Thanks, that is extremely helpful.... I think...

Thanks, that is extremely helpful.... I think filing a 1 cm or 0.5 inch would be a stretch here. Leaning towards selling and looking for an old track frame.... maybe ill keep these wheels as the...
05-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,659
Posted By TMonk

On my SS bikes, I like: 42/15 or 42/17t road...

On my SS bikes, I like:

42/15 or 42/17t road
51/15t track (outdoor)

Even 48/16 is much higher than I'd want to go on the road. I'm also a 2019 (Ca) state champ in the TTT (team time trial) so...
05-07-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Back up bike the SS

Gravel bike down for repairs dusted off the old SS and it was a blast to ride.

...
05-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By mihlbach

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear...

Here is an example of an excessive number of gear ratios on a single speed. I effectively have four potential gear ratios on the bike at one time. NOtice I have a road double crankset and and White...
05-03-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By IAmSam

What is it about this group that everybody has to...

What is it about this group that everybody has to complicate a very simple task?

OP said he has flip-flop hub, so...

The only tools he needs to convert his bike to singlespeed are a 15mm wrench...
05-03-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,333
Posted By ted_major

That’s true, but on the other hand, OP wants to...

That’s true, but on the other hand, OP wants to switch from fixed to single speed, so they’ll need a chainwhip and lock ring spanner only once to remove the fixed cog.

It might make more sense to...
04-23-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 132,506
Posted By jack pot

you should check out "on the edge" streaming on...

you should check out "on the edge" streaming on KVLU.org sat nites @ 9 PM cdst >Jack plays a lot of this stuff ... btw hank3 >>https://youtu.be/3ff8TSvj4HI :giver:
04-20-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

You think you've got it bad. My bike doesn't know...

You think you've got it bad. My bike doesn't know whether it belongs in C&V, Commuting, Gravelbiking, Mountain Biking, SS/FG... or if it's too weird for any of the above. :lol:
...
03-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By TugaDude

When I was a kid I had an "off-brand" single...

When I was a kid I had an "off-brand" single speed cruiser, rode it all day every day and I don't remember ever lubing my chain. I had one blown-out tube because I filled the tire at a gas station...
02-28-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Gino71

Actually I consulted my local bike shop who did...

Actually I consulted my local bike shop who did my measurement. They know me very well as they service my bikes on a regular basis, and we had lengthy discussions on what I was looking in a purchase....
02-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By seau grateau

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than...

A cheap bike that fits will always be better than a nice one that doesn't.
01-23-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,659
Posted By ThermionicScott

48/16 would suck for me as well, but for...

48/16 would suck for me as well, but for different reasons. I just prefer the way a smaller gear spins up faster after stopping at an intersection. Which I do nearly every time, like a lame normie....
01-04-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,965
Posted By JohnDThompson

A vertical dropout limits you to specific "magic...

A vertical dropout limits you to specific "magic gear (https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/179852-magic-gear-thread-we-don-t-need-no-stinkin-track-ends.html)" combinations that provide...
10-07-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,467
Posted By seau grateau

IRO Rob Roy single speed. 35mm knobby tires,...

IRO Rob Roy single speed. 35mm knobby tires, canti brakes. Fun for hitting some trails and gravel paths, and perfect for cruising around town when the weather turns.
...
09-29-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,527
Posted By Gresp15C

Bikes are not as delicate as people tend to...

Bikes are not as delicate as people tend to think. Practically any bike is capable of being taken off road under a couple of general conditions: 1) We're not talking about trails that are...
09-28-19, 02:21 PM
09-27-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,527
Posted By bwilli88

Since this is your first bike, get a Kilo WT. ...

Since this is your first bike, get a Kilo WT. Ride it to death and then get the next step. Upgrade it to some nice parts as you either have money or parts break. It can be ridden fixed or...
09-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,527
Posted By rustystrings61

The "old school" of traditional diamond design...

The "old school" of traditional diamond design frames built with good or better quality round steel tubing in standard diameter with 32 or more spokes per wheel is a highly evolved - nay, freaking...
09-21-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Maslin

Never bothers me, the only matching components on...

Never bothers me, the only matching components on my LeMond are the brakes and bars, and they’re FSA :lol:
09-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 132,506
Posted By TMonk

Very cool - thanks for sharing. This has a Hank...

Very cool - thanks for sharing. This has a Hank Williams era-sound and vibe to it, but it's a little but more "crust" and punk. The photo halfway through has total Rockabilly vibes with the...
09-01-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By Loose Chain

A skidding tire has lost traction, a rolling tire...

A skidding tire has lost traction, a rolling tire apply deceleration to the maximum threshold will stop quicker than a skidding tire.
08-31-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Hah, all this time and I seriously never thought...

Hah, all this time and I seriously never thought of putting the nut over the end of the tool.
Geeze. I always had a problem with it "slipping" too, and that's why it worked much better for me in a...
08-29-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 84,197
Posted By due ruote

1973 Stella SX-73 ...

1973 Stella SX-73

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08-26-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 35,504
Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

^^ Bit of irony in that statement when you're...

^^ Bit of irony in that statement when you're replying to a 14 year old post...
08-21-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,755
Posted By REDMASTA

if my calculations are correct when you hit 88...

if my calculations are correct when you hit 88 mph you're gonna see some serious s***.
08-19-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,755
Posted By JCNeumann

Put a brake on the front. I ride some fairly...

Put a brake on the front. I ride some fairly unpleasant hills, and feathering the front brake makes a world of difference.

Plus, you always want that on a less-controlled environment like the...
08-19-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 84,197
Posted By 50voltphantom

Fresh out of the shower. Lets go racing. ...

Fresh out of the shower. Lets go racing.
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08-19-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,767
Posted By draxz1289

This is great than you very much. I was finally...

This is great than you very much. I was finally able to remove the stem
08-18-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By AlmostTrick

Caliper brake(s) gives the best leverage for...

Caliper brake(s) gives the best leverage for slowing down a fixed gear. Handlebars should be chosen based on comfort and application.
08-18-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4,884
Views: 626,686
Posted By TimothyH

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-15-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By hardboiled718

Glad to hear you're not too banged up. "Unplanned...

Glad to hear you're not too banged up. "Unplanned dismounts" are never fun. Hope you heal up quick so you can get back out and ride

Reminds me of one funny experience I had a few years ago. I was...
08-14-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,795
Posted By ThermionicScott

Look at it from behind and center it with the...

Look at it from behind and center it with the seat tube.
08-09-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,093
Posted By nightfly

It happens with literally everything. It's called...

It happens with literally everything. It's called capitalism. There is a well worn path from fringe to cool to commodified. There are large bodies of study and a literature devoted to it.

Deep V's...
08-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,093
Posted By Broctoon

I've got a set of Velocity Deep-V rims that I...

I've got a set of Velocity Deep-V rims that I ride pretty regularly on one of my bikes. The aerodynamic advantage is moot for me, because I don't ride that bike fast enough for it to make much...
07-21-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,693
Posted By hardboiled718

Yeah, I agree that SS/FG is more mainstream, and...

Yeah, I agree that SS/FG is more mainstream, and I wouldn't say it was a necessary a surprise to other cyclists that I was on a SS/FG, but more the reaction and preconceived notion they held (mind...
07-20-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,693
Posted By seau grateau

And the "efficiency" of big sprockets vs small...

And the "efficiency" of big sprockets vs small ones...people always find new and creative ways to obsess over nothing.
07-18-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,693
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Yeah. I think I've only met other ss/fg...

Yeah. I think I've only met other ss/fg enthusiasts.
Thing is, riding one gear has been a pretty well established part of mainstream culture now so it shouldn't come as a surprise to most.
It's...
07-17-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,693
Posted By hardboiled718

I agree with this. I haven't ridden anything with...

I agree with this. I haven't ridden anything with a freewheel or gears in several years and I don't feel like I'm "underbiking," but one could argue that we don't know what we're missing out on by...
07-10-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,327
Posted By PeopleAreIdiots

Mikefule well said

Mikefule well said
06-20-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,212,205
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

Photo shop. Check the crack in the wall inside...

Photo shop. Check the crack in the wall inside the lower main triangle and it's the same crack as the upper main triangle.
06-09-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5,734
Views: 1,212,205
Posted By PeopleAreIdiots

Not the build, the frame. That seat tube...

Not the build, the frame.
That seat tube :love:https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/hansjoergensen_1_c1614024ff68b4159dadb207312749481bd0a6bc.jpg
05-28-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By REDMASTA

tread is so tiny on road tires doubt it makes...

tread is so tiny on road tires doubt it makes much difference which way they rotate. probably put arrows on there so people stop contacting them asking which way they should go.
05-27-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,368
Posted By BicycleBicycle

Some tires are unidirectional because of an...

Some tires are unidirectional because of an asymmetric tread pattern.
Usually, the tread pattern channels water away from the contact patch, just helps the tire roll faster in that one direction,...
05-09-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,507
Posted By TimothyH

Abraham Lincoln was an attorney, self taught, and...

Abraham Lincoln was an attorney, self taught, and he believed otherwise.

He loved and had absolute faith in "The common man" and that's why his image is on the penny which is the most common coin....
08-27-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 949
Views: 240,661
Posted By mort1369

My Trek 420 three-speed fixie. ...

My Trek 420 three-speed fixie.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/35752819802_7c79a7770b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WtmxHC)101_1330_zpsrvfdpllb (https://flic.kr/p/WtmxHC) by John Mortensen...
07-23-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,306
Posted By Syncmaster

Also helps if you've been unicycling,...

Also helps if you've been unicycling, slacklining, surfing, and skateboarding, your whole life too... Balance sports tend to add up.
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